SPINAL MANIPULATION BENEFITS BRAIN FUNCTION
The brain is a marvelous organ. It is
like the computer for the body taking
information in and sending information out every second of every day
for each of us humans in Toronto. Pain affects
its function to safeguard the body. In chronic low back pain, pain
the Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre cares for daily, the brain’s dorsolateral prefrontal cortex diminishes
in addition to brain gray matter reduction and cognitive
ability impairment. Treating chronic pain is found to help the dorsolateral
prefrontal cortex thicken after treatment. Research like this suggests
that treating chronic pain can restore normal brain function.
(1) Spinal manipulation benefits chronic low back pain sufferers
with their anticipation of pain and fear of movement. Using
MRI to look at the brain function in such patients, researchers documented
that spinal manipulation alters pain, expected
pain, fear of exercise and movement as well as other
related brain responses. (2) Further, chiropractic spinal adjustments were
found to potentially adjust central
processing of pain and unpleasantness. (3) Certainly, research
in this area of spinal manipulation effects on the brain and its function is evolving.
It proposes that the changes occur in brain function
with a call for more analysis of these
changes. (4) The potential for spinal manipulation to influence
such issues is very exciting to your Toronto chiropractor
at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre and our Toronto chiropractic patients like you!
Listen to this Podcast
with Dr. Nike Taylor on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about how the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management deals with chronic
low back pain to improve sufferers’ quality of life.
TIP OF THE MONTH: Take Care of Your Brain
Brain health, physical ability, and sleep quality are linked
to life enjoyment. Researchers relate that exercise affects the brain and its processes. Physical
activity of any sort is an economical and good
way to boost brain health.
The question is which exercise is appropriate for
each person? Researchers want to understand how gender,
genetics and other factors impact brain function. (5) Sleep
quality, mental health, and physical activity are shown to affect
a person’s sense of quality of life. (6) Sleep, exercise as you like,
and enjoy life to keep your
brain active and healthy!
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appointment today with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is grateful for your trust in chiropractic and in our Toronto
chiropractic practice to take care of you, your spine, your
family, your friends, and your brain!